Todmorden – Fundevogel – BLOOD STEREO + INFINITE GAAH + NEIL CAMPBELL + WOUTTH – Saturday 30th May 2015

fundeOur dear friends Tor bookings presents have put together this very edgy line-up in the wonderful new gallery Fundevogel. I’ll be doing a laptop DJ set between the live acts.

Playing live are:

Blood Stereo (Brighton): Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance will be bringing their noisy objects to the valley for the first time ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzJLidZnYZk

The Infinite Gaah (Brighton): Tom of free-everything outfit Bolide is also joining us from down Brighton way to do whatever he likes really. http://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=infinite+gaaah

Neil Campbell (Mirfield): Neil of Astral Social Club and Vibracathedral Orchestra. Not sure what to expect yet apart from this will be a bit different to the Neil you already know perhaps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEU19JPuOOA

Woutth (Todmorden): New project by Rosanne Robertson, a vehicle for brand new monster like music. http://www.woutth.tumbler.com / http://www.rosannerobertson.com

Entry is £5 and all money goes to the performing artists

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Hebden Bridge – Inkfolk – MAGPAHI + PADDY STEER + GWENDOLEN OSMOND – Sunday 31st May 2015

magpahiWEBOnce again we return to the basement with the canal window for another unique show. As usual, it will be last train friendly and pay what you can afford. Doors are at 7pm.

 

Magpahi is the solo project of Alison Cooper, formerly of Samandtheplants and N.Racker. She has recorded for labels such as Twisted Nerve.

Very excited to have the Was Ist Das? debut for Paddy Steer. Paddy is one half of Homelife and also plays in Graham Massey’s Toolshed. He’s been making some waves with his solo work and you can hear for yourself by streaming his latest album below:

Gwendolen Osmond (who also works as Trianglecuts) crosses different artistic disciplines with her work. She plays with Alison in Crystal Mirrors who supported Natural Snow Buildings last year in Cragg Vale.

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Cragg Vale – Robin Hood – KK NULL & KAWABATA MAKOTO + JAKE BLANCHARD – Sunday 7th June 2015

kknullmakotoWEBIts time for our final Cragg Vale gig at the very special location behind the Robin Hood.

Two legends of the Japanese musical underground join forces and light up an intimate space at 1000 feet above sea level in the beautiful village of Cragg Vale, up above Hebden Bridge. KK Null made his name leading the band Zeni Geva (most of their albums were produced with Steve Albini and released on Alternative Tentacles) and went on to collaborate with John Zorn, Boredoms, Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino, Earth, Fred Frith and many more. Kawabata Makoto should need no introduction to our regular gig goers as leader of Acid Mothers Temple. He’s also played Hebden Bridge with his noise rock band Mainliner and played solo last year.

Their debut album “Psychetronic!” has just come out on Noisoke! and captures a live show with Null on laptop and vocals with Makoto on guitar. Here’s a taste:

Support comes from local drone-weaver Jake Blanchard

It will be £10 on the door if any tickets are left. Advance tickets are £8 from our shop

PLEASE NOTE: there are two pubs called the Robin Hood in the Hebden Bridge area. If you google Robin Hood Hebden Bridge, it brings up the other one which is right on the other side of the parish boundary in Pecket Well. Don’t go there or you will miss the gig.

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Todmorden – Golden Lion – ETERNAL TAPESTRY + WOVEN SKULL + SOPHIE COOPER – Thursday 11th June 2015

Eternal Tapestry WEBWhite Rabbit have kindly asked myself and Red Tin Dave to DJ for this super fine Thursday night gig at Todmordens reborn and rejuvenated White Lion pub. COming all the way from Portland, Eternal Tapestry create psychedelic improvisations and have had releases out on Thrill Jockey, Not Not Fun Records and Three Lobed.

Woven Skull are an Irish trio whose hypnotic drone improvisations bend the mind. Sophie Cooper is local songwriter and dreamweaver.

Upstairs function room with own bar and an outside roof top terrace.

Bands will be finished by 11pm (DJ’s will continue) for people travelling from outside of Todmorden with train and bus links 5 minutes walk from the venue. Tickets – £5 advance, £6 on the door. Limited tickets and capacity of 65.
Ticket link – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/316675

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Hebden Bridge – Nutclough Tavern – SUZUKI JUNZO + TEPEU Y Q’UQ’UMATZ + SOPHIE COOPER – Thursday 25th June 2015

junzo 4 webJapan’s cosmic bluesman returns to Hebden Bridge for another of his mind-blowing live shows that cover everything from half-whispered laments right up to all consuming walls of guitar noise. Its a special night as he will be launching his new album “If I Die Before I Wake” which is coming out on Was Ist Das? and Plunk’s Plan Recordings.

Tepeu Y Q’uq’umatz is the new solo project from Murray Royston-Ward of the Failed NASA Experiment. Expect contact mic explorations.

Sophie Cooper is an acclaimed local singer-songwriter with deep, experimental tendencies infusing her love of the song.

Last train friendly, pay what you can and bring your own booze.

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Hebden Bridge – Inkfolk – ROUGH FIELDS + THE SLY AND UNSEEN – Sunday 15th March 2015

rough fields webFor our 2015 return to Inkfolk, we are doing something very mellow a night of chilled drones and ambient sounds on the cutting edge of experimental. A sort of tribute to the classic Hibernate Records shows that used to happen at the Hole In T’ Wall and the Birchcliffe Centre in 2010. Headlining we have the acclaimed Rough Fields. Described as “Astonishing music” by Gilles Peterson, “Tremendous” by Lauren Laverne, “Really rather good” by Gideon Coe, “Outstanding experimental music” by www.blindfun.com and “…the new Robert Wyatt!” Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3).

Speaking of Hibernate Records, our second act The Sly And Unseen is a duo featuring Mr.Hibernate himself, Jonathan Lees and Katie English who records as Isnaj Dui and is a member of The Owl Service and Littlebow among many others. They have released one EP on Rural Colours of beguiling, tactile instrumentals as well as a split vinyl EP with Caught In The Wake Forever.

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Todmorden – Unitarian Church – NICK HENNIES + MATT WAND – Friday 13th February 2015

henniesA great double-bill featuring compelling and immersive approaches to spatial music featuring solo percussion from American composer Nick Hennies, who’ll be performing pieces by Peter Ablinger, John Cage and premiering his own work for the first time on English shores, and a solo electronic performance by British Musician Matt Wand who will be delighting with his multi miniature speaker 8-bit-ness. Expect a maximalist/minimalist nibbling at the ears.

Additional musics finely spun by one of the valleys’ finest purveyors of all things amplified‘was ist das’ sound system.
One of the few ways that a bit of Terry Riley might meet Whitehouse!

All lovingly put together under one roof at the stunning Unitarian Church.

For those coming from Manchester or Leeds who will be trainin’ it, the concert will finish in good time to get a further pint or two with us or out int’ town before last train home.

There will be a Bar serving up local ales too.

Four sounds and further info please visit:

https://moreorlessthan.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/nick-hennies-matt-wand-solo-performances-13th-february-2015/

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